December 22, 2014

Housing/Construction

Safety Recommendations After Deaths Draw Fire

Many Florida municipalities lack public worker safety programs, so last year the state recommended enacting workplace safety and health laws for public sector employees. Read the status of these new rules. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

'Full Steam Ahead' for Babcock Ranch

The prolonged slump has pushed the anticipated start for the 19,500-home project back a year to 2011 and forced nine layoffs at Kitson & Partner’s Port Charlotte office. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Economic Reconstruction in St. Marks

For decades last century, the city of St. Marks in Wakulla County thrived as a petroleum port and storage center. But when pipelines began replacing boat transport, the town’s core industry and jobs declined. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Data: Vacant Developed Lots in Southeast Fla.

land Room to Grow Supply of vacant developed lots based on annual starts pace (as of the end of the third quarter): County Supply of Vacant Lots (months) Martin 194.4... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Syd Kitson: Weathering the Perfect Storm

In the current economy, his firm, Kitson & Partners, has had to deal with a growing number of challenges requiring concentrated attention. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Despite Downturn, Ft. Lauderdale Skyscraper Planned

Fort Lauderdale's skyline shaper Terry Stiles thinks the commercial real estate market won't be back until at least 2010. And while, he had to lay off employees, he sees enough of a silver lining to plan downtown's tallest tower. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Stats: Owners With Second Mortgage

See percentage of south Florida mortgaged owner-occupied homes that also have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Luxury Pools: Swimming in Style

Fancy ways to impress with your pool deck. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Gaming the Incentive System

"Middle-market developments are the only kind of affordable housing that are profitable to build, leaving the types of projects Florida most needs — those for extremely low-income residents — underdeveloped." Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Affordable Housing Market Still Booms

Developers are racing to build affordable apartments - the only segment of residential real estate still thriving - but are the projects what Florida's communities need? Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Foreclosures with a Twist in Jacksonville

A Jacksonville community development district is trying to foreclose on its own developer. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Miami's Rush for New Construction Jobs

Miami-Dade leaders hope to create thousands of jobs by fast tracking nearly $650 million in county construction projects. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Real Estate's Past

Several trends have defined home design and construction over the past 50 years. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Two Florida communities -- unlike demographically and geographically -- followed similar paths as they declined, then rose again over the past 50 years. Today, they face the same challenges going forward. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Boxing Out Wal-Mart

A plan by Wal-Mart to open a store in downtown Miami — possibly at the bayfront City Square project near the new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts — has sparked controversy. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Let There Be Light

A Florida architect is leading the charge for natural light in art museums. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Eyesore Building Hinders Fort Myers' Resurgence

There's progress. But what about the 24-story sore thumb? Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Torrey Pines HQ Ahead of Schedule

Michael E. Augustine is the new vice president and CFO at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies’ second location, now under construction in Port St. Lucie. He returns to Florida with 21 years of non-profit financial management experience. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

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